Featuring two live Lake Sturgeon!
Are you curious about the GRPM’s collections? The Museum has been collecting for almost 160 years and prides itself on being the community’s institution of collective memory.
Now open: Egypt: Be Curious
Take a spin on our vividly painted antique Spillman Carousel which operates in the Cook Carousel Pavilion off the first floor Galleria.
The Mighty Wurlitzer Pipe Organs were the most famous musical instrument built by Wurlitzer. This specific Organ resided at the Roaring 20’s Pizza Parlor on 28th Street in Grand Rapids, before it was moved to its current location at the Museum, where visitors can still hear its melodies.
Here is the story of the Anishinabek – “the people” – in their own voices, with rare and fascinating objects, photographs and documents handed down through their families.
A large, meandering exhibit that transports young and old alike through the natural environments of West Michigan.
More than 45 ethnic groups now call West Michigan their home. Here you can learn about their personal stories, work, play, families, religion, prejudices, cultural traditions and more.
Stroll through a 3/4 scale detailed re-creation of Grand Rapids in the 1890’s.
Some are exquisitely beautiful, while some are quite rare, some are precious, historical and even bizarre. Follow the letters throughout our Museum.